(Source: papalvisit.ph) – His Holiness Pope Francis will bring
his message of “mercy and compassion” to 11 different venues in Leyte and Metro Manila during his Apostolic Visit to the Philippines
on January 15-19, 2015.

Pope
Francis is expected to arrive in Manila from Sri Lanka, the first leg of his
Asian trip, by plane past 5 p.m. on January 15, and will go on a motorcade to his residence. The following morning, January 16, Pope Francis will be officially
welcomed by President Benigno S. Aquino III at Malacañan Palace on J. P. Laurel
Street in Manila. The Pope will also meet Philippine authorities and members of
the diplomatic corps.

After
the Palace reception, Pope Francis will go on a motorcade to the
Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral) in
Intramuros for a Mass with bishops, priests, and women and men religious.
Later, he will have an encounter with families at the Mall of Asia Arena in
Pasay.

In
Leyte Province in Eastern Visayas, Pope Francis will visit the Archdiocese of
Palo. He will offer Mass near Tacloban Airport  in the morning of January
17 and will have lunch with the poor and survivors of natural calamities at the
residence of the Archbishop of Palo. Afterwards he will bless the Pope Francis
Center for the Poor in Palo, and visit the Cathedral of Our Lord’s
Transfiguration (Palo Cathedral) to meet with priests and women and men
religious.

On
January 18, the Pope will meet religious leaders and young people at the
Pontifical University of Santo Tomas in Manila. In the afternoon, he will go on
a motorcade for the Concluding Mass at Quirino Grandstand in Rizal (Luneta)
Park.

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Pope
Francis will leave for Rome on January 19.

The
official itinerary is as follows:

 

January 15, 2015

Arrival
from Sri Lanka – Villamor Air Base (5:45 p.m.)

Motorcade to official residence

 

January 16, 2015

Welcome
Ceremony – Malacañan Palace, Manila (9:15 a.m.)

Courtesy
Visit to the President

Meeting
with Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps (10:15 a.m.)

Motorcade
to the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral)

Holy Mass
with Bishops, Priests, and Women and Men Religious – Cathedral-Basilica of the
Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral) (11:15 a.m.)

Motorcade
to the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay

Meeting
with the Families –  Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay (5:30 p.m.)

 

January 17, 2015

Departure
for the Archdiocese of Palo – Villamor Air Base (8:15 a.m.)

Arrival
at Tacloban Airport (9:30 a.m.)

Holy
Mass near Tacloban Airport (10:00 a.m.)

Lunch
with the Poor and Survivors of Calamities at Gonzagahaus (Residence of the
Archbishop of Palo) – Palo, Leyte (12:45 p.m.)

Blessing
of the Pope Francis Center for the Poor – Palo, Leyte (3:00 p.m.)

Meeting
with the Priests and Women and Men Religious at Cathedral of Our Lord’s
Transfiguration (Palo Cathedral) – Palo, Leyte (3:30 p.m.)

Departure
for Manila (5:00 p.m.)

Arrival
at Manila – Villamor Air Base (6:15 p.m.)

 

January 18, 2015

Brief
Meeting with Religious Leaders – Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, España,
Manila (9:45 a.m.)

Meeting
with the Youth – Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila (10:30 a.m.)

Motorcade
to Rizal Park, Manila

Concluding
Mass, Rizal Park, Manila (3:30 p.m.)

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January 19, 2015

Motorcade
from official residence

Leave-taking ceremony at Villamor Air Base (9:45 a.m.)

Departure
for Rome – Villamor Air Base (10:00 a.m.)

Arrival at the airport of Rome/Ciampino (5:40 p.m.)

 

 

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